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Jul 1, 2012 10:00pm PDT
point. >>> plus, a cnn exclusive and a very candid discussion with a man who once had it all. >> i'm sweating up in here. >> jason williams on his rise, his fall, and why he says prison saved his life. >>> good evening, everyone. i'm don lemon. thank you so much for joining us. i'm going to get you up to speed now. hundreds of thousands of people are spending tonight in oppressive darkness caused bay brutal heatwave and widespread power outages. crews are working overtime and they could be at it for days. trying to restore electricity in ohio, virginia, and several other states. more on the record breaking heat in a moment here on cnn. >>> in colorado, families are getting their first look at what remains of their homes after a deadly wildfire tore through the neighborhoods of colorado springs. on cnn's state of the union, the colorado governor described what he saw as he flew over the pike national forest. take a listen. >> it was like your worst nightmare of a movie set, trying to show what the apocalypse or armageddon would like look like. we flew a helicopter in. this was as the
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Jul 7, 2012 6:00pm PDT
the man who created cnn. the reason that i am here and others are here working here. ted turner. welcome back, ted. >> good to be here. >> how does it feel to be back? >> good. >> does it? >> yeah. >> are you still proud of cnn? >> absolutely. >> do you still watch cnn. >> i watch it. you bet. >> you like what you see? >> i like most of what i see. >> you always said about cnn, the news should be the star. >> well, that was the philosophy that we started with. but it really was the only place open for us because all the other news networks, cbs, nbc and abc, they emphasized their stars and we didn't have any stars. we were lucky to have employees. >> if you had the competition that's around now in cable when you first started, in other words, if there had been a fox news with right wing star anchors, msnbc had rachel and the others. would you do anything differently? >> i'd have to really give it a lot of thaulgt andought and a l study, which i have not done because nobody has asked he to do it. i value my time greatly. i eec'm working on nuclear weap trying to get rid of them a
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Jul 1, 2012 3:00pm PDT
week. a live report from virginia just one minute away on cnn. families are getting their first look at what remains of their homes after a deadly wildfire tore through the neighborhoods of colorado springs. roads will be open for several hours allowing families to cautiously examine what's left of their homes. >> just been like a mess because those are people's lives and we are watching it. so my heart goes out to them. >> we should tell you that this area is under a red flag warning today which means a chance a fast moving fire could flare up again. we will go there live for you in a moment, as well. >>> turkey's military said today it scrambled fighter jets and took action after syrian helicopters got a little too close for comfort. turkey has ramped up presence along the border after a fighter jet was shot nine days ago. >>> mexicans are going to the polls today choosing a new president, officials calling it the largest and most complex in the country's history. in mexico city some polls opened late and lines stretched for blocks. polls close in less than three hours. >>> wide sp
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Jul 30, 2012 1:00am PDT
deborah feyerick at the cnn world headquarters in tonight nor don lemon. let's get you up to speed on some of the day's headlines. the colorado suspect linked to the mass shooting spree back in court in just a couple of hours. james holmes expected to be formally charged with 12 counts of first degree murder. 58 others injured. court documents show holmes was a patient of a university of colorado psychiatrist before the attack. a live report from the courthouse is just ahead. >>> this is jerusalem, the old city. republican presidential hopeful mitt romney praying at the jewish holy site, the western wall. romney met western leaders and raised eyebrows and said israel's capital is jerusalem. romney left no guessing where he stands on israel's defense against iran. >> we recognize israel's right to defend itself and that it is right for america to stand with you. full details on romney's day in jerusalem coming up in a moment. >>> defense secretary leon panetta says the battle for aleppo will be another nail in president bashar al assad's coffin. the u.n. says some 200,000 people have f
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Jul 7, 2012 9:00pm PDT
occasion, literally no introduction. he is the man who created cnn. the reason i and others are here. ted turner. welcome back. how does it feel? >> good. >> does it? >> yeah. >> are you proud of cnn? >> absolutely. >> do you watch it? >> you bet. >> do you like what you see? >> most of it. >> you always said about cnn, the news should be the start. >> that was the philosophy that we started with, but it really was the only place open for us. all the other networks emphasized their stars and we didn't have any stars. we were luck to have employees. >> if you had the competition and if there had been a fox news with right wing star anchors, msnbc had rachel maddow and the others, would you do anything differently? >> i would have to give it a lot of thought and study which i have not done. nobody asked me to do it. i value my time greatly. i'm working on nuclear weapons and trying to get it to change over to clean energy and stabilize the population before the world is so overcrowded. i am working on things where i can make a difference now. i don't have any input on a regular basis h
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Jul 14, 2012 2:00pm PDT
conversation going at cnn/sanjay. also join me on twitter. time for a look at your top stories in the cnn newsroom. -- captions by vitac -- www.vitac.com >>> hello. you are in the cnn newsroom. let's get you up to speed on e top stories. first off, two americans kidnapped overseas. now people who grabbed them are demands. it happened in the sinai peninsula. a pastor and a woman traveling with the group along with the egyptian tour guide were abducted. we're told they were stopped by wed wins and that's where they are still being held. a few moments ago we spoke with an egyptian journalist following the developments there. >> i just spoke to the head of security in sinai and he is very positive the situation will be resolved shortly. i also spoke to the kidnappers a couple hours ago and they confirmed that the hostages are saved. unhard. >> we'll have full details on that when we go live to cairo in a few minutes. also in egypt, secretary of state hillary clinton meeting with the country's newly elected president mohammed morsi. egypt is nowhere near settled politically. there is no cabine
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Jul 1, 2012 8:00am PDT
, wrong. how did cnn and fox news blow the story? why did they rush to judgment? and what about the pundits who have been saying for months that the health care mandate was toast? >>> it was an extraordinary, an extraordinarily uncomfortable television moment. ann curry bidding farewell to the "today" show couch. >> i love all of our brilliant, brilliant producers. and for all of you who saw me as a groundbreaker, i'm sorry i couldn't carry the ball over the finish line. but man, i did try. >> was the veteran correspondent humiliated by nbc? >>> plus, a magazine article by a woman who quit the obama administration because she couldn't juggle the demands of motherhood strikes a very deep chord. >> no one says any more this is no job for a woman because, a, that's discrimination. but plenty of people say this is no job for a mother. >> but have women in the media trumpeted this because they're all part of a privileged elite? i'm howard kurtz, and this is "reliable sources." >>> let me say at the outset, it is not easy to grab a long, dense, legal opinion at the supreme court and insta
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Jul 22, 2012 4:00pm PDT
with members of the victims' families and the governor and local officials so stay with cnn. president obama expected to make some public comments in a few minutes and we will have that for you live of course on cnn. the president is going to speak not long before a citywide gathering of people here in aurora. they will pray, they will honor the people killed, and they will be together. at the scene where the people of aurora are beginning to gather right now. take us there. what is expected to happen where you are later? >> reporter: well, in about 90 minutes, this prayer vigil will begin. we're already beginning to see people gather in this rather large square. if you look behind me, you can see there are chairs set up and people are standing around this area. there is a stage set up. a podium. what we are expecting to hear today is a community trying to come to grips with what has happened. trying to moveeyond the actual shooting and work on becoming a community of healing. we're expecting to hear from the governor, the mayor, as well as victims. victims' families, people
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Jul 14, 2012 12:00pm PDT
cnn newsroom, i'm fredricka whitfield. an you a tist ek man is recovering after wandering for more than three weeks in utah's desert. rescuers found the 28-year-old man yesterday starving and dehydrated but alive. he says he survived on frogs, roots, and river water. cnn's nick valencia is here with more on this journey. how did it begin? how did they find him? so many questions. >> it is shocking would he survive something like this. 28-year-old autistic man, lost in the wilderness for three weeks. we know what happened to william la fever. about june 6, june 7, he called his father from boulder, utah. originally from can colorado springs. somehow without a vehicle he gets to boulder, utah. he called his father and said he was robbed of his camping ger and needs money to get to page, arizona to get to his sister. he dezads it take this 15-mile long river hike and he gets lost. by himself. he was with his dog. his dog, trustee companion, took off on him. and he was by himself when the department of highway patrol and highway patrol from utah found him. >> how did they find him? >>
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Jul 28, 2012 1:00pm PDT
>>> hello again everyone. you're in the cnn newsroom. i'm fredricka whitfield. a significant new development in the mass shooting at a colorado theater. the suspect james holmes was seeing a doctor who specializes in schizophrenia. drew griffin is with cnn's special investigations unit. >> according to his attorney in colorado the 24-year-old accused of killing 12 and gunning down dozens of others was seeing a psychiatrist at the time of the shooting. it's a huge development that stems from that package that was mailed to a professor at the university of colorado's aurora campus on monday. according to a motion filed in colorado, just yesterday, that professor was actually james holmes' psychiatrist, dr. lynn fenton the head of student medical health services at the university of colorado's aurora campus and according to holmes' attorney mr. holmes was a psychiatric patient of dr. fenton and his communications with her are protected. that attorney is now trying to get ahold of that package and the contents of which according to cbs news supposedly describe how holmes would kill p
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Jul 8, 2012 11:30am PDT
and behind the scenes photos. >>> thanks for joining us. thanks to cnn's poppy harlow. i'm dr. sanjay gupta. we'll see you back here next sunday. >>> hello, everyone. you're in the c"cnn newsroom." i'm fredricka whitfield. >>> it is a brutal heat wave now being blamed for dozens of deaths. scorching temperatures continue to create dangerous conditions in 11 states and people stuck in the heat zone are doing anything they can to keep cool and safe. >> reporter: the record breaking heat has been blamed for scores of deaths. people look for relief wherever they can find it. >> it feels great. it feels so wonderful. it beats the heat. that's for sure. >> reporter: in chicago, the heat buckled roadways. some residents simply gave up and fled the city. >> in chicago it was 105 and it felt like 112. we came up here to escape the heat a little bit. >> reporter: but a cold front is expected in the coming days. >> looking forward to the 8 0 agrees. even 89 degrees would be great. >> reporter: they say the cooler air will move into the great lakes, northeast and into the east. bringing c
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Jul 15, 2012 2:00pm PDT
tells cnn mayor gray learned in january of this year that some of the money spent was not properly reported. contacted by cnn gray's attorney wouldn't comment. prosecutor's documents don't indicate whether gray knew of the secret spending at the time it was happening. moalethy says thas. >> i never saw evidence during the campaign that he knew about it at the time. >> reporter: for mary cha that is not good enough. >> people were acting in his name and for his benefit committed probably the biggest election fraud in the history of the district. i have asked him to resign as an act of public service. >> reporter: she is joined by two other council members. gray says he is not resigning. the swirl of scandal is nothing new in this building. other mayors have been accused of incompetence or outright corruption. forchler forchler -- former mayor was arrested for cocaine use. former mayor was investigated for steering contracts to a friend. he was clear. i asked analyst what has tainted the d.c. mayor's office? >> i think that if we had these higher positions that people could aspire to
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Jul 5, 2012 6:00am PDT
with us and many more. "cnn newsroom" with don lemon begins now. hey, don, good morning. >> new orleans, you're going to love it, love, love it, soledad. >>> condition critical, powerless and starving. west virginia this morning without basic necessities, food, water, thousands of emergency meals on their way. we're going to speak with the red cross coming up. in court, george zimmerman and the money trail all in question this morning. should trayvon martin's shooter be set free before his trial? >>> plus this -- >> i'm not going to put my job over helping someone again. i'm going to do what i thought was right. >> a life guard credited with saving a life then getting the boot, fired. six of his coworkers quitting in protest. >>> and 21 tomas lopez tells us his side of the story. >>> an ipad mini? a smaller version of the popular ipad. rumors are heating up saying it's already in production. we'll separate fact from fiction straight ahead. >>> blade runner, an amazing inspirational story, a south african athlete becoming the first amputee track star to compete in any olympic gam
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Jul 24, 2012 6:00am PDT
. "cnn newsroom" with carol costello begins right now. see you tomorrow morning. >>> deadly propaganda. a massive explosion the taliban claims that a large u.s. base in afghanistan. a vehicle loaded with explosives ramming the front gate. the blast felt miles away. >>> rigged to kill. inside james holmes' apartment, new information this morning on what investigators saw when they went inside. explosives, wires, gasoline. police telling cnn it looked like a setup in afghanistan, not the united states. >>> home sweet home. finally, the good news we've been waiting for. the value of your house going up for the first time in five years. >>> plus this. >> don't hit your head on the dock. >> no way. >> it's called speed kayaking. or at least trying to be that. our rob marciano taking a dip while trying out this lesser known olympic sport. get your life preserver. "newsroom" starts right now. >> announcer: this is cnn breaking news. >>> we do begin with breaking news this morning. more security concerns for the summer olympics. with opening ceremonies set to begin in just three days. good mornin
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Jul 21, 2012 3:00pm PDT
theaters is that moviegoers will not be allowed in the theater wearing costumes or mask. mary snow, cnn, new york. >> thanks for watching. i'm don lemon in aurora, colorado. a live "situation room" with wolf blitzer begins right now. >>> happening now -- police blast into the caused colorado killer's apartment. >> this is some serious stuff that our team is dealing with. >> and discovered devices boopy trapped to kill. plus, stories of heroism among the gunfire, and chilling tales of survival. >> i was just thinking, we've got to get out. >> just a few millimeters in or sent meters in, and i don't think i would have left the theater. >>> we want to welcome our viewers in the united states and around the world. i'm wolf blitzer. you're in "the situation room." >>> right now, explosives experts in aurora, colorado, are putting themselves in harm's way. they are trying to make sure the apartment left booby trapped by the suspect in the colorado shootings is finally saved. a few hours ago, we watched as crews carefully placeded a robot in the apartment and then waited for it to set off an e
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Jul 15, 2012 5:00pm PDT
can see more on tuesday morning cnn, "starting point." i'll see you back here at 10:00 eastern. right now, cnn presents. >>> tonight, on "cnn presents," soldier guinea pigs. >> he received a high dose of the incapacitating agent. >> they were never supposed to talk about this. it was top secret. >> reporter: forgotten heroes. this expensive slice of california real estate is supposed to house america's homeless veterans. guess who we found sleeping outside. betrayal of trust? sexual assaults on the rise at the nation's prestigious military academies. >> i remember him turning off the lights and me asking, what are you doing? >> women who feel betrayed by the military they committed to serve. the pentagon's battle to do something about it. revealing investigations, fascinating characters, stories with impact. this is "cnn presents" with tonight's host, drew griffin. >> tonight, a special look at some of the men and women who have served our country. >>> opening investigations into the unbelievable injustices done to them. we begin with the startling story how u.s. soldierings were used
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Jul 12, 2012 7:00pm PDT
. instead, keeping them honest tonight, cnn's drew griffin has discovered only a slim fraction of the $26 million that woman raised could even possibly have gone towards rescuing dogs. the charity watchdog group has slim doubts how that slim fraction was spent. as they put it, the numbers don't seem to add up. the appeal though, reuniting dogs and troops, is powerful. just as it was 6 1/2 years ago during hurricane katrina when crisp was running an organization and the appeal was reuniting pets and survivors. >> terry crisp joins me. she is in sacramento, california. good to see you. >> good to see you, anderson, too. this is tabasco. he was one of the survivors from hurricane katrina. he was found on the washing machine of a house that was flooded. he, his sister and another dog all survived. >> turns out, i didn't know it at the time, there were serious questions about noah's wish and a legal settlement with the state of california. wreef been reporting on this for weeks now as part of a continuing investigation to the people asking you for money. to charities. and what they do
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Jul 7, 2012 3:00pm PDT
rounds. lisa sylvester, cnn, bethesda, maryland. >> all right. lisa, thanks. and thank you for watching. see you back here in an hour. >>> you're in "the situation room". president obama hits the road in battleground states, but the romney isn't far away. >>> a stunning new sign that the syrian president bashar al assad may be in serious jeopardy right now. a key member of his inner circle flees the country. >>> and re-living a disaster at sea. stories never heard before from survivors of the "costa concordia." we want to welcome our viewers in the united states and around the world. i'm wolf blitzer. you're in "the situation room." >>> another weak jobs report is raising new concerns about the pace of an already sluggish economic recovery. only 80,000 jobs were added in the month of june, significantly fewer than economists were certainly hoping for. the unemployment rate is holding at 8.2%. it all comes as president obama's trying to kick his campaign into a higher gear with a major bus tour through some critical battleground states. >> it's still tough out there. you know, w
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Jul 2, 2012 1:00pm PDT
new cnn orc polls are just in. we're breaking them down for you. standby. >>> also millions still without power, baking in record heat in washington, d.c., in the mid-atlantic, days after being clobbered by a deadly monster storm. is there any relief in sight? >>> and an american grad student fights for his life after being violently mauled by two chimps in south africa. ahead, the horrifying details of the attack. i'm wolf blitzer. you're in "the situation room." these numbers just coming in. let's go to the battle for the white house. a brand new cnn o.r.c. poll is just being released right now. take a look at just how tight the race is. among registered voters nationally, nationally. 49% say they are for president obama versus 46% for mitt romney. that's with a 2.5% samplining err error. despite the landmark ruling, there's been no change in the number for either candidate since the last poll that came out in may. look at this, when it comes to voters in the so-called battleground states, about 15 of them, the numbers aren't so close. let's go straight to cnn's joe johns. he's
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Jul 29, 2012 11:30am PDT
"cnn newsroom." i'm rob marciano, in today for fredricka whitfield. we begin in israel where republican presidential candidate mitt romney gets tough on iran in a speech to israelis, but also aimed at u.s. voters. let's bring in right now cnn's sara seidner in jerusalem where romney just delivered that speech. sara, set the stage for us there. >> reporter: well, he was standing with the old city behind him, a very beautiful picture and one that very much talks of the region that he is in. but he had some very, very strong words about iran. this is really the first major foreign policy speech that we're hearing from mitt romney. he chose israel as the place where he would give that speech. you can hear there the applause, the israelis in the audience really liked what he said. he talked of iran, he talked of the fact that he believes that the united states has to lead the effort in preventing iran from obtaining nuclear weapons. iran has denied it is trying to obtain nuclear weapons, saying that its nuclear program is only aimed at trying to build its electricity supply. but t
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Jul 6, 2012 5:00pm PDT
three years, but according to the records cnn found, none of that $56 million has gone to direct services for veterans. >> making lots of money off of it. i mean, you're talking millions of dollars that people are doing by grabbing money from people who don't have it. >> reporter: who believe out of the goodness of their own heart that they are giving money to -- >> a worthy cause. >> reporter: the purpose is to try to explain to me why these numbers don't add up. cnn has been trying to reach the disabled veterans national foundation off and on for nearly two years. public relations man did return our phone call, outside the group's washington, d.c. headquarters in 2010. but the manager refused to talk. despite e-mails and more phone calls, our repeated requests for interviews were all denied. >> up to $2 billion is raised in the name of veterans in this country and it is so sad that a great deal of us waste hundreds of millions of dollars of our charitable dollars intended to help veterans is being squandered and wasted by opportunists and individuals and companies that seek --
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Jul 25, 2012 8:00am PDT
republic which means a very sick teenager may be allowed to die. but first, this just in to cnn. a greek athlete has been booted from the olympic games for a racist tweet. let's go straight to london. zane, you just told me this happened. we got you up top. what did it say? who are we talking about? >> reporter: hi, kyra. this is the first olympic casualty. she is a champion triple jumper from greece voula papachristo and is believed to have said on twitter, with so many africans in greece at least the west nile mosquito will eat home made food. the reaction to that was very quick and very angry. her tweet was deleted. she apologized shortly after that on her facebook page saying she was really sorry for her tasteless comment and that i respect all people and all races. she went on to say she really believes in the values and meaning of the olympics. now, this athlete is only 23 years old. this was to be her first ever olympic games. she is not even here yet, kyra. she was in athens on her way to london in the next couple days but was booted out almost instantly from the team after
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Jul 2, 2012 6:00am PDT
. thank you. and thank you for watching. let's go to carol costello, "cnn newsroom" begins right now. >>> happening right now in the newsroom, sweltering heat. nearly 2 million people still don't have power and 16 states are under heat advisories or warnings. when will things start to cool down and when will the power come back on? plus, cover-up. cnn has seen e-mails from top brass to suggest a cover-up on jerry sandusky's child rape accusations. one from the university's president says dealing with the sex abuse within the school was, quote, humane. it's a cnn exclusive. plus -- return to power. the political party that ruled mexico for 70 years is back. you're looking at mexico's projected new president, pena nieto. on his agenda reduce the violence from drug cartels that seem to rule the country, but can he do it? >>> a rematch is on or is it? this photo finish was too close to call so these two runners are duking it out tonight fighting for that olympic dream but now reports suggest one of them might not run. "newsroom" begins right now. >>> and good morning to you. i'm carol co
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Jul 7, 2012 4:00pm PDT
elmo until he managed to dance out of danger. jeanne moos, cnn, new york. >> don't mess with the mascots. that does it for me. thank you very much for watching. i'm wolf blitzer in "the situation room." the news continues next on cnn. >>> hello, everyone. i'm don lemon. thank you for joining us. we're going to get you up to speed on the headlines right now, beginning with a deadly disease outbreak with no name and only children as victims. it's an illness doctors have never seen before and so far can't treat it or stop it. at least 61 children are dead, all in cambodia. the global medical community is stumped. >> it is very difficult to assess how dangerous and how rapidly spreading it will be if we don't know what we are dealing with. >> this mystery illness causes a respiratory attack that kills children. >>> federal agents busted a massive drug operation in tempe, arizona. they took in three tons of marijuana, 30 pounds of meth amphetamine and $2.4 million in cash. 20 people were arrested. >>> libyan people voting freely and openly. it is the first real live democratic exercis
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Jul 10, 2012 10:00am PDT
>>> i'm suzanne malveaux. this season the "cnn newsroom," the health care bill that was upheld. congressmen and women are debating it. >>> we're watching presidential candidate mitt romney address supporters in grand junction, colorado. >>> later in the hour president obama is going to address this supporters in iowa. we're bringing you both those events. want to get right to it. the 26-year-old jihadist accused of plotting to use model airplanes loaded with explosives to attack the pentagon and capitol has now agreed to a plea deal. according to the justice department, he's going to plead guilty to two of six charges and faces 17 years in prison. he was arrested this september as a result of an undercover fbi investigation. >>> the best view in washington, d.c., going to be off limits for just a little bit longer. that is because the washington monument will be closed for repairs for at least another year, maybe until 2014. it's been shut down since an earthquake hit d.c. last august. >>> and members of congress hard at work right now, maybe. house members are gearing up for a
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Jul 22, 2012 7:00pm PDT
jessica ghawi. her brother came to speak with me and has been talking on cnn, has been very strong. veronica moser-sullivan, john larimer, alexander boik, jesse childress, alex sullivan, gordon cowden, micayla medek, alexander teves, matthew mcquinn. those are the people who lost their lives in this horrific incident. i am not a vegetarian... look at these teeth! they're made for meat! do i look like i'm stalking plants? [ male announcer ] most dry foods add plant protein, like gluten but iams never adds gluten. iams adds 50% more animal protein, yum! [ male announcer ] ...a naturally complete protein source. look at this body! under this shiny coat is a lean, mean purring machine [ male announcer ] iams. not just food, nutrition for life. i'm an iams cat. feed me what i'm born to eat. meow. i'm an iams cat. feed me what i'm born to eat. well another great thing about all this walking i've been doing is that it's given me time to reflect on some of life's biggest questions. like, if you could save hundreds on car insurance by making one simple call, why wouldn't you make that call?
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Jul 15, 2012 3:00pm PDT
talked exclusively to cnn from his secure location in qatar. much more including what he says about syria protecting al qaeda. that's straight ahead in a few minutes. >>> the syrian capital witnessed the most intense fighting yet today. according to activists. the opposition says 57 people were killed today alone in damascus. activists have a message for president obama. they say the time for action from the international community is now. regardless of how it might impact the election in november. >> with regard to america specifically, we would like to say to president obama that waiting for election day the make the right decision on syria is unacceptable for syrians. we cannot understand that a superpower ignoring the killing of tens of thousands of syrian civilians because of an election campaign. >>> also an american pastor kidnapped in egypt apparently had no idea that where he was traveling was a dangerous area. the pastor was abducted along with a parishioner and tour guard. his son talked with cnn's randi kaye about the ordeal and how it's taking a toll on the entire famil
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Jul 2, 2012 1:00am PDT
. >> everything has pretty much just collapsed on to the facement. >>> plus, a cnn exclusive. and a very candid discussion with a man who once had it all. jason williams on his rise, his fall, and why he says prison saved his life. >>> good evening, everyone. i'm don lemon. thanks for joining us. i'm going to get you up to speed now. hundreds of thousands of people are in darkness because of oppressive heat and widespread blackouts. more on the record-breaking heat in a moment on cnn. >>> in colorado, families are getting their first look at what remains of their home, after a deadly wildfire tore through the neighborhoods of colorado springs. on cnn state of the union, the colorado governor described what he saw as he flew over the pike national forest. take a listen. >> it was like the apocalypse or what armageddon would look like. we flew a helicopter over top. and this is when the fire was going on. i thought it was trees burning. it was home. >>> a mississippi federal court judge has issued temporary restraining order which will keep a clinic open until july 11th. the clinic wa
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Jul 2, 2012 10:00am PDT
. for some, it was very emotional. cnn's jim spellman was there. >> reporter: residents of hard hit colorado springs get their first look at what was once their homes. >> we will go for the tour around, but there is not much left. >> reporter: now little more than ashes left. tim and katy film exclusively for cnn. >> this is the garage. you can see the gutter that has fallen down. the only thing left of the garage is the bricks standing here and the brass picture that we didn't like anyway. >> reporter: they first learned that the home was destroyed when they saw this picture on the front page of the "denner post" but they weren't sure what to expect when they saw it up cl e close. >> we didn't know if we could be able to handle looking at the house and stuff, but it is actually kind of of nice. we have all of the neighbors here, and they are helping out. the community has been beyond, beyond great. >> reporter: ted's last view of the house was as flames raced down the hillside. >> this is where i saw the fire start coming down, coming out of the back door looking up and seeing the
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Jul 20, 2012 1:00pm PDT
that apartment. let's get the very latest right now starting with cnn's ed lavandera. he's over at the movie theater where all of this unfolded. what is the very latest, ed? >> reporter: wolf, we've just confirmed with a law enforcement source as to where these four guns were purchased. we've been told by this law enforcement source that all four guns were purchased legally within the last six months. two of the guns were purchased at a bass pro shop in the city of denver. one of the guns was purchased at a mountain gander gun store here in the town of aurora. another was purchased at a gander mountain in thornton, colorado, as well. again, law enforcement source saying those guns were purchased legally within the last six months. we're also told by that law enforcement source that they had found a drum magazine that was connected to the ar-15 rifle. this would have given james holmes the ability to shoot about 100 rounds with that magazine. and the source saying obviously that gave him much more capability to fire off many many rounds once inside that theater. and, wolf, what we've le
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Jul 22, 2012 4:00am PDT
for starting your morning with us. we have much more ahead on cnn "sunday morning" which starts right now. >>> if you're just waking up this morning, let's catch you up on what's happening here in aurora, colorado. overnight, we found out that police interviewed an associate of suspected gunman james holmes. a spokeswoman says the person is not a suspect, and there's no reason to believe that he was involved. also, police now say that they've removed all the booby traps from james holmes' apartment and performed a controlled detonation of some of the explosives. others were burned. many residents who were evacuated were allowed to return home. >>> police say the evidence shows holmes may have been planning the attack for months. and he wanted to kill or hurt anyone looking for information about him in the aftermath of the attack. we now know the names of all 12 people killed in the tragic shooting. many were under 30 years old. the youngest victim just 6. police say the theater where the shooting took place will remain closed until at least wednesday. that gives them time to com
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Jul 31, 2012 1:00pm PDT
contender did a series of sit-down interviews including ones with cnn's wolf blitzer and piers morgan. still the obama campaign slammed romney as not ready for primetime while the trip got a more sympathetic response from the white house. >> these are high stakes enterprises that pulling them off is a lot harder than it looks. that they can be very tense especially if they're not going well. >> reporter: signaling that it's turning the page the romney campaign unveiled a new smartphone app adesigned to announce the pick in a few weeks. >> i know what it's like to hire people and wonder whether you're going to make ends meet down the road. >> reporter: romney never openly criticized the president during this overseas trip, but all of that will change later this week when romney heads to the battleground state of colorado, joe. >> jim, i think the question at this stage is whether we've seen an apology from the aide who had that sort of misuse of words there, if you will. >> reporter: joe, there was no official apology from the campaign, but that aide did call a couple of reporters, he
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Jul 28, 2012 2:00pm PDT
check of your top stories from the cnn newsroom. >>> hello everyone. i'm don lemon in colorado from where i've been reporting all week. we're going to get you up to speed on the tragedy that happened here a week ago. many of the victims had been laid to rest all week some of them today as well. over my shoulder at this courthouse behind me the suspect in all of this, a 24-year-old man, will go to court for a second time where he will officially hear the charges against him. a lot of developments. we're working on a documentary that airs tonight at 8:00 p.m. eastern. me and my colleague drew griffin of the investigative unit will be getting you up to speed on all the information coming out of here in colorado. a lot of it. just over a week ago i should tell you no one had any idea they'd be trying to make sense of the huge tragedy out here in colorado. and least of all the family members of those shot and killed in theater nine last friday. well, today services were held to remember four of the victims. jessica ghawi was one of them. she was remembered today during a ceremony in san
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Jul 14, 2012 1:00am PDT
one-on-one, speaking out on cnn. the gop presidential candidate is on the defensive tonight. his campaign added two new senior advisers after a rough few days. and now they're hitting back, accusing the obama campaign of stooping to new lows. the issue, once again mr. romney's involvement at bain capital where he made his fortune. the focus centers around when he finally broke ties with that firm. the obama camp is claiming mr. romney lied about his endate at bain. even suggesting his actions could be criminal. to counter attack, mr. romney went on a media blitz today. something he rarely does. he talked with cnn's national political correspondent jim acosta this evening. >> governor, thanks for joining us. let's talk first about this controversy over when you left bain capital. i'll put one of the documents in question up on screen. their sec filing stating that you were ceo at bain capital past 1999. when you say you left bain to run the olympics. why was your name still on these documents? and why didn't you clear this up sooner? >> well, i was the owner of an entity that is f
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Jul 10, 2012 6:00am PDT
position on something can fit on a bumper sticker, you need to do a little bit more research. "cnn newsroom" with carol costello starts right now. >>> good morning. on the attack, the showdown is in iowa this morning as rnc chair priebus goes after the white house, showing up in cedar rapids hours before the president. his goal, to promote the republicans' new website out just today slamming obama saying that the president shipped the recovery overseas. >>> the war on drugs. it's a failure. chris christie mincing no words, saying his state is warehousing addicts every day and giving them no treatment. >>> the governor and the gestapo. maine's republican governor walking back comments he made comparing the irs to the nazi secret police. this morning we hear from governor paul la page. >>> and records smashed from the midwest to the east coast. and now a new record. this past year has been the warmest ever for america. so turn up the ac, grab a cold drunk. "cnn newsroom" begins right now. >>> good morning to you. thank you so much for joining us. i'm carol costello. right now, president obama
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Jul 18, 2012 9:00am PDT
interview her for cnn international. you can continue the conversation with me on kyra on twitter, and cnn international starts right now with suzanne malveaux. -- captions by vitac -- www.vitac.com >>> welcome the "newsroom international, i'm suzanne malveaux. in afghanistan a talliban bomb destroyed 24 tankers carrying supplies for taliban forces. and now military officials say that the insurgent attacks have increased in the last 12 weeks. all right. check it out. crazy huge chunk of ice floating free in the north atlantic and it is massive off of the coast of greenland and it is twice the size of manhattan, and snapped off of a glacier this week and scientists say it is probably because of global warming, but too early to say for sure. ♪ >> oh children in south africa singing to nelson mandela on today, his 94th birthday. civil rights icon and south africa africa's first black president turns 94 on what is officially mandela day in the country. >>> and what is most important today is what sis happening in syria and the most important development there. a bomb in damascus that kil
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Jul 21, 2012 11:00pm PDT
from now at >> tonight inside the supreme court, a rare and exclusive >>> tonight on cnn presents. soldier guinea pigs. >> they were never supposed to know about this. it was top secret. guess who we found sleeping outside of this house? during the cold war, the military embarked on a top secret program to test chemical secret program to test chemical and biological weapons but researchers used animals but believe it or not they also used humans. volunteers from the army who had no idea what they were signing up for. well, nearly half a century later, some of these human guinea pigs are emging from the shadows with disturbing stories about what the military did to them then and how they are being treated now. dr. sanjay gupta investigates. >> i joined 18 years of age. the height of the vietnam war and really felt a sense of duty to my country to go and serve. >> i went straight to ft. bragg. it was just the thing to do. that was my obligation. that was my duty as an american. >> i was drafted and i was sent to ft. sill and placed in the missile detachment. we were supposed to be n
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Jul 13, 2012 12:00pm PDT
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Jul 8, 2012 4:00pm PDT
you. much appreciated. -- captions by vitac -- www.vitac.com >>> top of the hour, you're in the cnn news room. in afghanistan today, six nato troops were killed in a roadside bombing and we just learned all those troops were americans. it happened in the eastern part of afghanistan. a total of eight nato troops died yesterday and today in three separate incidents. attacks come as secretary of state hillary clinton meets with diplomats in toke ko and they're discussing afghanistan's future and the shape of the international force going forward. also in afghanistan, a woman was shot to death. executed in public. someone r recorded this public killing of a woman. t she's wearing a burka and we won't show you the moment of her death, but a man with an automatic rifle shoots her at least nine times while men gather around and cheer. afghan officials believe the woman was part of a love triangle involving two taliban commanders who accused her of adultery. u.s. officials have called it a cold-blooded murder. kofi annan is back in syria to sign on to a new peace plan even as a special envo
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Jul 9, 2012 1:00am PDT
least we hope. cnn's dr. sanjay gupta joins us now. he arrived in cambodia and he is on the phone with us. so dr. gupta, talk to me about this so-called breakthrough we have been hearing about. what do you think of this disease and breakthrough? >> well, you know, it's been a complete mystery for some time now. this is a significant development. what doctors have discovered is the beginnings of a pattern among these dozens of kids that, you know, there's been -- the numbers vary a little bit, don, but 66 cases of this sort of mystery disease, 64 as you mentioned children have died. nearly 100% lethality. what they have found is something known as virus 71. it's a particular type of virus that can cause something known as hand, foot, and mouth disease. they've seen outbreaks in various parts of the world. oftentimes it can be contained. it certainly doesn't have the same degree of lethality as this. that's where the mystery still remains. why is this killing children so universally? could this potentially be a mixture of this virus with something else? either some toxic reaction to
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Jul 28, 2012 12:00pm PDT
. >>> and tonight at 8:00, cnn's don lemon host as special report madness at midnight, the search for answers in aurora. >>> now to travels overseas for mitt romney. he just landed in tel aviv after taking a charter flight from england. he's hoping to redeem himself after some rather embarrassing gaffes in london. the british media had a field day after romney appeared to question whether they were ready to host the games. they even dubbed him mitt the twit. and now to a remembrance of 9/11. on that day, 40 passengers and crew members of flight 93 died when their hijacked plane crashed in somerset county, pennsylvania. today the navy christened a ship named in honor of the heros who died on that flight in a ship yard in afternoon dale, a suburb of new orleans, family members of those killed gathered. a bottle of sparkling wine was smashed against its hull. >>> and explosions shatter buildings. you hear from a woman in syria's largest city coming under heavy attack today. hmm, it says here that cheerios helps lower cholesterol as part of a heart healthy diet. that's true. ...but you st
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Jul 29, 2012 7:00pm PDT
, we're telling a love story tonight here on cnn. a man and a woman, they met, they fell in love, and before you knew it, they're going to the chapel, just like the way it's supposed to happen. except one thing. here's the bride and groom two saturdays ago, the day they walked down the aisle. but at the very last minute, charles and tiandria wilson had to change venues. they want to get married at their home church. well, that turned out to be a problem for some people. charles and tiandria are live with me now from jackson, mississippi. first of all, congratulations. didn't exactly happen the way you expected it to. you did eventually get married, but not where you wanted to. charles, take over the story from here. you're two days from your wedding in your home church. what happens? >> well, basically we were told that my wife was called and said because of the fact that we were black, so many members of the congregation got upset and decided no black couple would ever be married at that church. as she informed me, i decided to come home and comfort her. >> in all your time in this c
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Jul 14, 2012 4:00pm PDT
>> reporter: jeanne moos, cnn. new york. >> that does it for me. thank you very much for watching. i'm wolf blitzer in "the situation room." the news continues next on cnn. >>> good evening, everybody. i'm poppy harlow in for don lemon. let's get you up to speed on the news of the day. two americans kidnapped overseas. now the people who grabbed them are making demands. here's where it happened in egypt's sinai peninsula. a pastor from massachusetts, a woman traveling with his group and their egyptian tour guide were abducted. they were stopped in northern sinai. we're live from the family's home near boston in a moment. also, secretary of state hillary clinton meeting with egypt's newly elected president and pledging u.s. support for the return of civilian leadership there. muhammad morsi won that seat two weeks ago, but there's still no cabinet or parliament. >>> two weeks before the start of the olympics, the company providing security guards said it's failed to recruit enough staff and could lose as much as $77 million for not covering the contract. the government has to deplo
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Jul 26, 2012 6:00am PDT
, gentlemen. nice to have you today. >>> "cnn newsroom" with carol costello begins right now. >>> happening now in the newsroom, notes on a massacre suspected shooter james holmes apparently detailing his attack in writing and sending it to his university. diagrams, drawings, illustrations. this morning, new details and new questions about what happened last friday night. >>> jackson family shocker. the family matriarch, katherine, is alive and well and back from arizona this morning, now devastated by losing temporary custody of michael's kids. >>> does green really turn into gold? cities around the world clamor to host the olympics. millions of dollars turn into promises of new buildings, millns of tourists, and a global audience. but is it true, is hosting the games actually bad business? >>> and deep-fried controversy. chicago the latest city to block chi chick-fil-a from coming to town. >> chick-fil-a's values are not chicago's values. >>> boston, jim henson, and now rahm emanuel joining the list against chick fill a. and now rick santorum is standing by chick-fil-a. "newsroom" begins
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Jul 3, 2012 10:00am PDT
. -- captions by vitac -- www.vitac.com >>> i'm suzanne malveaux, this hour on "cnn newsroom" we're focusing on the death of an icon. the tens of thousands of people still left in the dark in the northeast. and a new political poll that shows president obama holding just a three-point lead over mitt romney. want to get right to it. >>> first, actor andy griffith has died. we all remember iconic show theme and his folksy manner made him a star in the 1960s. as sheriff andy taylor on "the andy griffith show." set in the fictional town of mayberry. griffith played a single bad who kept the peace and doled out advice in a country town. in the 1980s he found fame again in the courtroom drama "matlock." he was a member of the tv and christian music hall of fame. want to bring in our own larry king who joins us by phone who knows mr. griffith well. you interviewed him several times. give us your impressions, your sense of who he was. >> well, suzanne, he was an incredible person. not only as a talent but as a friend and as an individual. he was always kind and sweet and he was an underrated performer
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Jul 17, 2012 6:00am PDT
>>> we're out of time. cnn newsroom with carol costello begins right now. >> hey, soledad. thank you. >>> happening right now, flight scare. sewing needles, yes, needles, found in sandwiches on delta planes flying into america. one passenger was hurt. this morning, find out what the airline is doing about it. >>> big bus. two continents, three tons of cocaine, and 200 pounds of marijuana. it's happening right now. cnn will take you aboard that ship. >>> caught on tape. a breathtaking rescue as a 7-year-old dancing on a third floor window air conditioning unit trips and falls. hear from the guy who caught her. >>> and how would you like to lose a few pounds? a new weight loss pill is about to be approved. average weight loss, 23 pounds. we'll tell you who it's for and why there was such a fight to get it to your drug store. "newsroom" begins right now. >>> and good morning. thank you so much for joining us this morning. i'm carol costello. we begin with an ongoing investigation. after a food safety scare at 30,000 feet. we're talking about sewing needles found in sandwiches served
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